Here is an example for you; say you wanted to see your work displayed in hotel lobbies. The first thing to do is to visit some 5 star hotels in your area and find out what kind of art is being shown there. It will help you get an idea on what kind of work is being shown there and whether your work already qualifies. Get the names of the artists and do some research on them, if they’re doing well then it might be an avenue worth pursuing. Then get some work produced until you have a portfolio going of your best work. The next step is getting a hold of people in the hotel industry and there are many different ways you can go about that but it will be up to you to figurer that out. I’m just pointing out the different types of directions you can go but it is up to you to decide which direction to go in.
Above all, an important thing to keep in mind is to only produce work that is your true intention. If my example with the hotel lobbies is something you’re feeling truly passionate about then go for it. Don’t do it because that is how artists are finding success that is like a realist painter changing his specialty to abstraction because abstract paintings sell better. Painting what your intentions are telling you is how you are going to grow as an artist. Don’t worry about whether your work is going to have any use for society or not. Just produce work and have fun. Worry about promoting it later. Remember the professional artist cycle: Love it, Produce it and Promote it.
I say make your plan as detailed as possible on what you want to accomplish and how you’re going to go about accomplishing it. If your just making work and hoping for the best then that is like looking for a needle in a hay shack. No artist deserves that.